As announced earlier, Asus has launched the all new Asus ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra in an event at Computex, Taiwan. The new ZenFone series called as ZenFone 3 brings a whole lot of changes in terms of designs and features. There is no word about the availability of these devices in India at the moment.
Asus ZenFone 3 features an all metal frame, a first for Asus, with diamond-cut edges and 2.5D glass, both front and back. It comes with a 5.5-inch TFT LED full HD (1080p) display and comes with a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC running at 2GHz. This smartphone also features 32GB of internal storage along with 3GB of RAM.
ZenFone 3 has an ultra slim bezel gives ZenFone 3 Ultra a 77% screen-to-body ratio. The front and rear of the phone are encased with scratch-resistant 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass that gently curves towards the edge. ZenFone 3 is equipped with a 16MP rear camera with aperture f/2.0, laser autofocus and OIS, and an 8-megpaixel front-facing camera of aperture f/2.0 and wide angle lens of 88-degrees. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery and USB Type-C connector for charging and data transfer.
Asus Zenfone 3 is priced at $259 i.e. Rs 16,800.
ZenFone 3 Ultra is a smartphone designed for multimedia lovers, featuring a 6.8-inch Full HD (1920*1080 px) display. Like ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Ultra has a slim and full-metal unibody chassis — the world’s first to have no antenna lines. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, Adreno 510 graphics and 4GB RAM. It also features a fingerprint sensor that is positioned under the home button on the front of the device.
ZenFone 3 Ultra houses a mammoth 600mAh battery and USB Type-C connector with DisplayPort support, Asus says the phablet comes with 4K TV-grade video processor. The phablet features dual 5 magnet speakers, DTS Headphone X with virtual 7.1 channel surround sound audio and High-Res Audio support to offer 4X better clarity compared to CD quality audio. This device comes in grey, silver and pink colour options.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra is priced at $479 i.e.Rs 32,100
ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the new flagship device and comes with all the latest hardware specifications. It features a 5.7-inch Full HD (1920*1080) Super AMOLED display and has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno530 GPU, and 6GB RAM. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back, just below the camera module.
The smartphone features Quick Charge 3.0 feature to charge up to 60 percent battery in 39 minutes, Asus claims. For connectivity, there is USB Type-C 3.0 port for charging and data transfer. In terms of storage, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe comes with 128 GB UFS internal storage.
It comes with a 23-megpaixel Sony IMX 318 Sensor at the back protected by Sapphire crystal glass.The camera has a large f/2.0 aperture lens, and 4-axis optical image stabilisation for high-resolution, blur-free, and low-noise photos in almost any lighting condition. It also features 3-axis electronic image stabilisation for steady 4K UHD videos. It will be offered sapphire black, blue, white, lux gold color variants.
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe is priced at $499 i.e. approximately Rs 33,500.